Will Stute honored as American Lawyer Litigator of the Year finalist and National Law Journal’s Top Litigator of the 2023 for “Playing to Win”

1 minute read | December.04.2023

  • American Lawyer named partner Will Stute one of six finalists nationwide for Litigator of the Year for his “incredible victories” for the NCAA in three blockbuster trials.
  • Citing his broad record as a “nationally recognized trial lawyer,” American Lawyer called out in particular his “playing to Win” in securing victories for the NCAA, including in the first cases in the nation to go to trial involving claims related to concussions in college football.
  • The National Law Journal also recently recognized Will as the top Winning Litigator of 2023 for his string of trial wins for the NCAA. He was selected among a group of 12 finalists. The Courtroom View Network named Will’s trial win for the NCAA in December 2022 “The Most Impressive Defense Verdict” of the year.
  • In a Q&A with the National Law Journal, Will offered this advice: “When on defense, play to win – not to avoid losing. The best defense is a good offense.”
  • American Lawyer cited the NCAA trial wins as part of the overall track record that earned Orrick a spot as finalist for National Litigation Department of the Year.